Breast-Feeding Juror Held in Contempt of Court

A judge says Laura Trickle "willfully and contemptuously appeared for jury service with her child."
1:52 | 10/21/13

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Now to the missouri mom who has one more reason to dislike jury duty. She now has her own court date this week after being held in contempt for bringing her 7-month-old to court because she was for using him and didn't have anyone to watch him. Reena ninan has the story. Reporter: Laura trickle of missouri never expected breast-feeding her newborn baby could lead to contempt of court charges. It's been stressful. I would like to have a little bit more understanding from the court. Reporter: She was some moned to court in august. She was asked to be excement because she was breast-feeding her son, axle. The judge disagreed saying that the court provides a nursing room where mothers can pump. He said I could pump or bring a care giver with me. I'm a stay-at-home mom so we don't have full-time child care. Reporter: This week, she faces potential charges of contempt. As for as pumping, axle doesn't take a bottle so that wouldn't work for us. Reporter: Just 20 miles away in kansas, breast-feeding women are exempt from jury duty as they are in 11 other states. We reached out for comment but did not receive a response. Missouri state senator rob shaft says he agrees with trickle. He's drafting legislation. Trickle's hearing is scheduled for thursday, at the jackson county courthouse where she will show cause why she should not be held in contempt and pay a fine. She says she's willing to do her civil duty. Just not right now. A lot of people going to be watching to see this.

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